Bilgen Coşkun completed his PhD studies in Brand Management and Communication at Steinbeis-University Berlin and has been consulting global fashion and lifestyle brands about brand strategy, design collection and retail.
He has been s leading the Fashion Management Department at Istanbul Moda Academy since 2013 and curating design projects and exhibitions in global platforms such as Milan, Paris and Brussels Design Weeks. Coşkun is writing for renowned publications in Turkey and globally about design.
IN-BETWEEN Design Platform is generating projects aiming to create value through design, bringing designers, industry and academy together through a representative platform.
Bilgen Coşkun and Dilek Öztürk talked with architects and urban planners Christelle Lahoud, Pontus Westerberg and Klas Groth from UN-Habitat about designing smart cities through participatory planning approaches.